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Forbes billionaires list 2018: Amazon’s Bezos richest, Mukesh Ambani ranked 19

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With a fortune worth $110 billion, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man and tops a 2018 Forbes Magazine list of billionaires.

Bezos is “the first person to top $100 billion as number one on the Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires,” the magazine said.

Philanthopist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates is second ($90 billion), investment guru Warren Buffet third ($84 billion), Bernard Arnault and family fourth ($72 billion), and Facebook founder-CEO Mark Zuckerberg fifth ($71 billion).

US President Donald Trump is valued at $3.1 billion.

Indian industry titan Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, is 19th on the list. He’s valued at $40.1 billion.

Ambani was ranked 20th last year. His wealth has grown by over 8 billion dollars.

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The other Indians (this includes people of Indian origin) on the list include:

The Hinduja family ($19.5 billion)

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji ($18.8 billion)

Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal ($18.5 billion)

HCL founder Shiv Nadar ($14.6 billion)

Sun Pharma founder Dilip Shanghvi ($12.8 billion)

Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Birla ($11.8 billion)

Kotak Mahindra Executive Vice-Chairman and MD Uday Kotak($10.7 billion)

Investor Radhakishan Dhamani ($10 billion)

Serum Institute of India founder Cyrus Poonawalla ($9.1 billion)

Savitri Jindal and family ($8.8 billion)

Sunil Mittal and family ($8.8 billion)

Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna ($6.3 billion)

Eicher Motors CEO Vikram Lal ($6.3 billion)

Wadia Group Chairman Nusli Wadia ($6.2 billion)

Shree Cement chairman Benu Gopal Bangur ($6 billion)

Amavardhan Motherson Group chief Vivek Chaand Sehgal ($6 billion)

Media baron Kalanithi Maran ($5.2 billion)

Essel Group Chairman Subhash Chandra ($5 billion)

Cadila Healthcare Chairman Pankaj Patel ($5 billion)

LuLu Group International Chairman and MD MA Yusuff Ali ($ 5 billion)

Piramal Group chief Ajay Piramal ($4.9 billion)

Bajaj Group’s Niraj, Madhur and Shekhar Bajaj ($4.8 billion)

MAJORITY OF BILLIONAIRES MEN

The Forbes list was dominated by male public figures. In fact, all of the top ten billionaires were men.

With a fortune of $46 billion, Alice Walton, the American heiress to the Walmart empire, is the highest ranked woman (16th) in the list. Others include L’Oréal chief Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, BMW co-owner Susanne Klatten, and Mars co-owner Jacqueline Mars.

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